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How to Make Soapy Water Garden Spray

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Soapy water garden spray is the most basic and simple organic garden spray that you can make at home. It often serves as a base to other garden sprays, or it can be used on its own. Soapy water can be enough to kill some pest insects when sprayed directly on them.


  • 16g / 1/2oz pure soap powder
  • 2 litres /67 fl.oz water


  1. Purchase soap powder. Check that it is pure and does not contain chemical additives.
  2. Mix the soap powder and water together.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle.
  4. Use immediately. There is no point storing this spray mixture - discard unwanted mixture down the drain.


  • This is a contact pest controlling spray. As such, for it to work it must make contact with the pest insects. The spray works by suffocating the insects by making a film coating around their bodies.
  • It works best for ridding plants of caterpillars, aphids, mealy bug and scale.
  • It is also possible to use liquid soap to make this solution. Mix 1 - 2 tablespoons liquid soap and 950ml / 1 quart water.[1]

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing container
  • Spray bottle

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Sources and Citations

  1. Annie B Bond, Best Ever Garlic Spray for Garden Pests

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